When reading reports, it’s easy to get lost in huge amounts of data and information. Often, those reading the reports can lose sight of the forest for the trees. In other words, it can be difficult to see the big picture because of the need to focus on large amounts of detail.
Consider, for example, the two reports below. Both contain the same information; however, the report on the left is presented in plain text, while the report on the right uses red and green color coding to distinguish between paid versus unpaid invoices.